Emporia, KS

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Furnace wiring listed as cause of fire call Tuesday morning

Firefighters thankfully didn't have a fire to extinguish after one was reported in southeast Emporia Tuesday morning.

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Budget cuts likely as state revenue hole widens

State lawmakers were anticipating a budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. That gap, though, is now larger than expected after state officials released their latest financial forecast late Monday.

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Wednesday meeting, Friday Dialogue ahead for USD 253 board

A wide variety of items are on the agenda for the Emporia School Board when it meets Wednesday night. The agenda has just one item for a special meeting at noon Friday.

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Area districts line up Wednesday night meetings

Several area school districts have meetings coming Wednesday night. Two districts have long-range planning goals up for discussion.

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Substation fire wipes out power to much of area

Power was out for several hours across parts of the KVOE listening area, and several major population centers in the area -- including Emporia -- were affected.

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Museum exhibit opening, chili feed/movie night mark Monday All Veterans Tribute activities

All Veterans Tribute events continued Monday night with the opening of a new exhibit and a chili/movie night.

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FHTC board re-states intent to use Four Mile Carriage land for welding program

The Flint Hills Technical College Board of Trustees on Monday passed a measure formally stating its intent to use a building purchased earlier this year for a new welding program.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice's order temporarily blocks same-sex marriages

The fight over gay marriage in Kansas continues.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has filed an order temporarily blocking same-sex marriage at the request of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

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